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How are services providing care for people with co-occurring AOD and mental health needs?
About the presenters:

Esther Toomey is Drug Health Program Officer at Central and Eastern Sydney PHN. Esther collaborates with drug and alcohol treatment services to support flexible and coordinated responses to the holistic health needs of community members experiencing harmful drug and alcohol use. With experience across mental health, disability and drug and alcohol sectors, Esther has a keen interest in trauma informed care; mental health and drug and alcohol support; access and equity; holistic health and wellbeing.

Kate Hocknull is a Clinical Nurse Consultant currently working at the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in the role of Mental Health Nurse Coordinator.

Dylan Clay is the Program Manager for the Speak Out Dual Diagnosis program at Weave Youth and Community Services. Dylan has experience in supporting young people through therapeutic and holistic case management, with a particular focus on homelessness and co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug use. Dylan is passionate about a skills and strengths-based approach to service delivery, and is a strong advocate for disentangling the lines and barriers that can exist between alcohol and other drug (AOD) support and mental health support.

Key learning outcomes:

This webinar will provide attendees with a practical understanding of:

- How a Primary Health Network (Central and Eastern Sydney PHN) works with organisations to understand co-occurring AOD and mental health needs, and builds capacity within the local workforce;
- How to provide care for those with co-occurring mental health and AOD issues by utilising a person centred, holistic approach and working collaboratively with other health care providers;
- The importance of working holistically, including how to consider the context, goals and needs of a person;
- How to work collaboratively and involve additional supports as a person's needs are identified.

Mar 31, 2022 11:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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